Postdoctoral Research Scholar Position in Serbian Studies, Columbia University, USA

Publish Date: Nov 11, 2015

Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

The East Central European Center of Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar position in Serbian studies for the academic year 2016-17. The fellowship will cover a nine-month period beginning September 1, 2016. The position comes with a salary of $45,000 (with benefits). This position is made possible by the generous support of the Njegoš Endowment.


The postdoctoral research scholar’s curricular responsibility is to develop and teach one course each semester (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017). The scholar is required to be in residence in the New York City area and is expected to participate in the intellectual life of the East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute.


We encourage applications from Social Science or Humanities disciplines. The applicant’s research must focus on Serbia.

The position is open to young scholars who have received (or will have received) the Ph.D. in a relevant discipline from July 31, 2013 to June 30, 2016 and who do not hold a tenure-track position.

Recipients must complete all their Ph.D. requirements (completed and deposited the dissertation) by June 30, 2016.

Application Process

The following list of materials is required of applicants

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Course proposals: two schematic proposals of no more than a page each for two undergraduate courses to be offered at Columbia University (defining topic and subtopics, approach, type of material, but not week-by-week syllabus). These courses are to be offered without prerequisites, and should emphasize transnational and interdisciplinary approaches. These course proposals are meant to convey a sense of your teaching interests beyond the special field of your research.
  • Research proposal: 2-3 page statement describing the research project you would pursue at Columbia University if awarded a fellowship, indicating its relation (if any) to your doctoral dissertation, as well as its relation to the mission of the East Central European Center.
  • A writing sample, such as an article or dissertation chapter.
  • Letters of recommendation: 2 letters of reference that include an evaluation of your research and teaching proposals.
  • Previous Education: Indicate on your curriculum vitae each college and university you have attended, with the inclusive dates.

All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received by the Institute on or before January 15, 2016. Candidates may be invited for a phone interview. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.

Awards will be announced no later than March 2016.

Please send completed application materials by email in a single PDF file to Rebecca Dalton to Letters of recommendation should be sent separately by the referees to Ms. Dalton by that deadline. For questions, please contact Rebecca Dalton at 212-854-6239.

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